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'''Popular culture''' (also called '''mass culture''' or '''pop culture''') is generally recognized by members of a [[wikipedia:society|society]] as a set of the [[wikipedia:cultural practice|practices]], [[wikipedia:beliefs|beliefs]], and [[wikipedia:cultural objects|objects]] that are dominant or prevalent in a society at a given point in time. Popular culture also encompasses the activities and feelings produced as a result of interaction with these dominant objects. The primary driving force behind popular culture is mass appeal, and it is produced by what cultural analyst [[wikipedia:Theodor Adorno|Theodor Adorno]] refers to as the "[[wikipedia:culture industry|culture industry]]".<ref>{{cite book|author=Lane Crothers|title=Globalization and American Popular Culture|publisher=[[wikipedia:Rowman & Littlefield|Rowman & Littlefield]]|year=2021|page=48|isbn=9781538142691|url=https://books.google.com/books?id=-gUPEAAAQBAJ&q=%22popular+culture%22+%22culture+industry%22&pg=PA48}}</ref> Heavily influenced in [[wikipedia:modern history|modern times]] by [[wikipedia:mass media|mass media]], this collection of ideas permeates the [[wikipedia:everyday life|everyday lives]] of people in a given society. Therefore, popular culture has a way of influencing an individual's [[wikipedia:attitude (psychology)|attitudes]] towards certain topics.<ref>McGaha, Julie. "Popular Culture & Globalization". ''Multicultural Education'' 23.1 (2015): 32–37. ''SocINDEX with Full Text''. Web. 5 Aug. 2016.</ref> However, there are various ways to define pop culture.<ref>Strinati, D. (2004). ''An introduction to theories of popular culture''. Routledge.</ref> Because of this, popular culture is something that can be defined in a variety of conflicting ways by different people across different contexts.<ref>Storey, J. (2018). ''Cultural theory and popular culture: An introduction''. Routledge.</ref> It is generally viewed in contrast to other forms of [[wikipedia:culture|culture]] such as folk cults, [[wikipedia:working-class culture|working-class culture]], or [[wikipedia:high culture|high culture]], and also through different high praised perspectives such as [[wikipedia:psychoanalysis|psychoanalysis]], [[wikipedia:structuralism|structuralism]], [[wikipedia:Postmodern philosophy|postmodernism]], and more. The most common pop-culture categories are: [[wikipedia:entertainment|entertainment]] (such as [[wikipedia:film|film]], [[wikipedia:music|music]], [[wikipedia:television|television]] and [[wikipedia:video games|video games]]), [[wikipedia:sport|sport]]s, [[wikipedia:news|news]] (as in [[wikipedia:cultural icon|people]]/[[wikipedia:cultural heritage tourism|places]] in the news), [[wikipedia:politics|politics]], [[wikipedia:fashion|fashion]], [[wikipedia:technology|technology]], and [[wikipedia:slang|slang]].<ref>{{cite web |url= http://mrpopculture.com/what-is-pop-culture |title= What Is Pop Culture? By Gary West |access-date= 2015-03-17 |archive-url= https://web.archive.org/web/20160829224233/http://www.mrpopculture.com/what-is-pop-culture |archive-date= 2016-08-29 |url-status= dead }}</ref>
'''Popular culture''' (also called '''mass culture''' or '''pop culture''') is generally recognized by members of a [[wikipedia:society|society]] as a set of the [[wikipedia:cultural practice|practices]], [[wikipedia:beliefs|beliefs]], and [[wikipedia:cultural objects|objects]] that are dominant or prevalent in a society at a given point in time. Popular culture also encompasses the activities and feelings produced as a result of interaction with these dominant objects. The primary driving force behind popular culture is mass appeal, and it is produced by what cultural analyst [[wikipedia:Theodor Adorno|Theodor Adorno]] refers to as the "[[wikipedia:culture industry|culture industry]]".<ref>{{cite book|author=Lane Crothers|title=Globalization and American Popular Culture|publisher=[[wikipedia:Rowman & Littlefield|Rowman & Littlefield]]|year=2021|page=48|isbn=9781538142691|url=https://books.google.com/books?id=-gUPEAAAQBAJ&q=%22popular+culture%22+%22culture+industry%22&pg=PA48}}</ref> Heavily influenced in [[wikipedia:modern history|modern times]] by [[wikipedia:mass media|mass media]], this collection of ideas permeates the [[wikipedia:everyday life|everyday lives]] of people in a given society. Therefore, popular culture has a way of influencing an individual's [[wikipedia:attitude (psychology)|attitudes]] towards certain topics.<ref>McGaha, Julie. "Popular Culture & Globalization". ''Multicultural Education'' 23.1 (2015): 32–37. ''SocINDEX with Full Text''. Web. 5 Aug. 2016.</ref> However, there are various ways to define pop culture.<ref>Strinati, D. (2004). ''An introduction to theories of popular culture''. Routledge.</ref> Because of this, popular culture is something that can be defined in a variety of conflicting ways by different people across different contexts.<ref>Storey, J. (2018). ''Cultural theory and popular culture: An introduction''. Routledge.</ref> It is generally viewed in contrast to other forms of [[wikipedia:culture|culture]] such as folk cults, [[wikipedia:working-class culture|working-class culture]], or [[wikipedia:high culture|high culture]], and also through different high praised perspectives such as [[wikipedia:psychoanalysis|psychoanalysis]], [[wikipedia:structuralism|structuralism]], [[wikipedia:Postmodern philosophy|postmodernism]], and more. The most common pop-culture categories are: [[wikipedia:entertainment|entertainment]] (such as [[wikipedia:film|film]], [[wikipedia:music|music]], [[wikipedia:television|television]] and [[wikipedia:video games|video games]]), [[wikipedia:sport|sport]]s, [[wikipedia:news|news]] (as in [[wikipedia:cultural icon|people]]/[[wikipedia:cultural heritage tourism|places]] in the news), [[wikipedia:politics|politics]], [[wikipedia:fashion|fashion]], [[wikipedia:technology|technology]], and [[wikipedia:slang|slang]].<ref>{{cite web |url= http://mrpopculture.com/what-is-pop-culture |title= What Is Pop Culture? By Gary West |access-date= 2015-03-17 |archive-url= https://web.archive.org/web/20160829224233/http://www.mrpopculture.com/what-is-pop-culture |archive-date= 2016-08-29 |url-status= dead }}</ref>
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Popular culture (also called mass culture or pop culture) is generally recognized by members of a society as a set of the practices, beliefs, and objects that are dominant or prevalent in a society at a given point in time. Popular culture also encompasses the activities and feelings produced as a result of interaction with these dominant objects. The primary driving force behind popular culture is mass appeal, and it is produced by what cultural analyst Theodor Adorno refers to as the "culture industry".[1] Heavily influenced in modern times by mass media, this collection of ideas permeates the everyday lives of people in a given society. Therefore, popular culture has a way of influencing an individual's attitudes towards certain topics.[2] However, there are various ways to define pop culture.[3] Because of this, popular culture is something that can be defined in a variety of conflicting ways by different people across different contexts.[4] It is generally viewed in contrast to other forms of culture such as folk cults, working-class culture, or high culture, and also through different high praised perspectives such as psychoanalysis, structuralism, postmodernism, and more. The most common pop-culture categories are: entertainment (such as film, music, television and video games), sports, news (as in people/places in the news), politics, fashion, technology, and slang.[5]

  1. Lane Crothers (2021). Globalization and American Popular Culture. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 48. ISBN 9781538142691.
  2. McGaha, Julie. "Popular Culture & Globalization". Multicultural Education 23.1 (2015): 32–37. SocINDEX with Full Text. Web. 5 Aug. 2016.
  3. Strinati, D. (2004). An introduction to theories of popular culture. Routledge.
  4. Storey, J. (2018). Cultural theory and popular culture: An introduction. Routledge.
  5. "What Is Pop Culture? By Gary West". Archived from the original on 2016-08-29. Retrieved 2015-03-17.

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